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    Autobiography in early modern England

    Smyth, Adam (2010) Autobiography in early modern England. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 9780521761727.

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    Abstract

    How did individuals write about their lives before a modern tradition of diaries and autobiographies was established? Adam Smyth examines the kinds of texts that sixteenth- or seventeenth-century individuals produced to register their life, in the absence of these later, dominant templates. The book explores how readers responded to, and improvised with, four forms - the almanac, the financial account, the commonplace book and the parish register - to create written records of their lives. Early modern autobiography took place across these varied forms, often through a lengthy process of transmission and revision of written documents. This book brings a dynamic, surprising culture of life-writing to light, and will be of interest to anyone studying autobiography or early modern literature.

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    Item Type: Book
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2013 09:48
    Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:29
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/6287

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